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Mechanical Engineer

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VMAC Global Technolgy Inc

Founded in 1986, VMAC Global Technology Inc. the leader in compressed air innovation®, designing and manufacturing the most innovative mobile air compressors and multi-power systems available, all within its 40,000 square foot facility in Nanaimo, BC. Known for its innovation and technical advancements in manufacturing and engineering, VMAC’s products are sold through a dealer network of over 300 global partners in North America, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the Middle East.

As a LEAN organization, VMAC focuses on continuous improvement throughout operations, far beyond just manufacturing. Improvement of processes and systems, safety, and respect for all coworkers and stakeholders is part of VMAC’s core culture.

An award-winning organization, VMAC was named one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies and Best Workplaces™ in Manufacturing for 2020 and is Great Place To Work Certified™.

VMAC offers a competitive wage, employee profit-sharing plan, a comprehensive benefits package, and an inclusive, dynamic work environment.


This role will work with our technical authority and technical leads on a strategic program to develop our compressor technology to meet new and demanding market requirements with a focus on design of products optimized for high volume manufacturing to meet aggressive cost and production capacity goals. Work with customers as required to ensure and record that product requirements are validated for all components under development.


  • Collaborate within the Engineering department and across all departments to achieve targets set by the management team to meet strategic goals of the company and realize business growth.
  • Liaise with internal and external customer and suppliers.
  • Utilize project planning tools and organization methods to specify project milestones and estimate timelines to complete tasks.
  • Apply advanced design techniques to develop and maintain core components and product assemblies.
  • Be proficient in engineering principles and design tools including traditional theory, manual calculation solutions and software solutions (i.e. 3D Modeling, Drafting, FEA and Numerical Modeling).
  • Implement knowledge of fabrication methods and manufacturing processes to bolster the robustness of products as well as efficiency and productivity within the facility.
  • Ensure full engineering practices, compliance with recognized standards and testing procedures are adhered to.
  • Employ thorough analysis methodology and strong analytical decision-making in all aspects of engineering activities.


  • Design and development of components for medium to high volume production to meet lowest total cost of ownership from concept to new product introduction
  • Sourcing technologies and components to meet requirements
  • Analyze design through design failure modes effects analysis (DFMEA) and ensure all development deliverables are met in accordance with our customers and our quality management system requirements
  • Acting as a project engineer as required supporting customer development and technical responses
  • Detailed design and development of comprehensive specification documentation
  • Plan and implements complex test and/or development programs.
  • Demonstrate that designs meet requirements through analysis, development, and validation processes.
  • Initiate and evaluates cost studies, product suggestions and value analysis.
  • Collaborate on the design and analysis of mechanical components and systems and support the implementation into production.
  • Perform root cause failure analysis on components.
  • Take part in component and sub-system design reviews.
  • Assemble and test prototypes of new products.
  • Work with Systems Engineering and Testing team to test prototypes of new products for design verification
  • Use analytical and experimental methods to build technical knowledge about designated core components, and where necessary to improve these components.
  • Create, manage and uphold the VMAC drawing standard and internationally recognized standards.
  • Perform related tasks as assigned by the Technical Authority/Lead

Qualifications / Education / Experience

  • Minimum 4-year Bachelor of Engineering Degree from an accredited university of good standing or equivalent.
  • Post-graduate technical degree is an asset.
  • Minimum 10+ years of relevant industry work experience.
  • P.Eng. designation / APEGBC membership is preferred (not required)
  • Lean Manufacturing training or experience is an asset.
  • SolidWorks/3D solid modelling and analysis
  • GD&T and specification development capability
  • Experience and in depth knowledge of design for a wide range of high volume production processes: die casting, injection molding, high speed CNC machining, stamping, heat treatment, metal coatings etc. either through suppliers or inhouse production capabilities

Covid Safety Plan in place.

Please submit cover letter with resume to:

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time

Location : Nanaimo, BC

Experience Level : Junior Level, Intermediate Level

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